Monday, 20 November 2017

Radiographer

Our client a re-known Hospital in Nairobi targeting the urban poor communities is in the process of increasing its service delivery effectiveness. 
This has necessitated the need to urgently hire a Radiographer whose details are described below.

Vacant Position: Radiographer
 
Reporting: Medical Officer in-charge
 

Liaison: Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Officers, Matron, All staff

Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to undertake initial patient evaluation and testing, provide diagnostic and evidentiary data for physicians by capturing images of organs, bone, and tissue for patient diagnosis.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform diagnostic imaging examinations like x rays, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and mammography as may be required.
  • Produce x-ray films (radiographs) of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems.
  • Prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure such as drinking water before ultrasound, removing jewelry and other articles through which x-rays cannot pass and positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed.
  • Follow physicians' and radiologist’s orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect self, the patients, and other coworkers from unnecessary exposure.
  • Prepare work-schedules; evaluate purchases of equipment, and general management of the radiology department.
  • Perform more complex imaging procedures when performing fluoroscopes, e.g. radiologic technologists prepare a solution for the patient to drink, allowing the radiologist to see soft tissues in the body.
  • Ensure radiation safety measures and protection devices are used and observed to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Collaborate with other radiology technicians in designing SOPs for the department.
  • Collaborate with medical team members, such as physicians and nurses, to conduct angiography or special vascular procedures.
  • Ensure scheduled maintenance and minor emergency repairs on radiographic equipment
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of radiography equipment and resources & ensure adequate stock levels are maintained while adhering to procedures for the use and procurement of supplies.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the economical use of resources and contribute to the overall control of the departmental budget by adhering to procedures for the use and procurement of supplies.
  • Manage own work load ensuring most effective use of time
  • Communicate effectively at all times and maintain a harmonious working environment.
  • Ensure accurate documentation and care of patients’ records.
  • Assist in ensuring the availability of resources for patient care.
  • Assess the needs of patients and relatives and provide them with information as requested.
Qualification, Competencies Required
  • Performing diagnostic imaging examinations like x rays, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and mammography as may be required.
  • Preparation of patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, drinking water before ultrasound, removing jewelry and other articles through which x rays cannot pass, and positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed.
  • Preventing unnecessary exposure to radiation, those workers and visitors surrounding the exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit the size of the x-ray beam.
  • Following physicians' and radiologist orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure.
  • Keeping patient records and adjusting and maintaining equipments used in the radiology department.
  • Using radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Collaborating with other radiology technicians in designing SOPs for the department
  • Collaborating with medical team members, such as physicians and nurses, to conduct angiography or special vascular procedures.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by the hospital/immediate supervisor
Qualification, Competencies Required
  • Have a diploma in medical imaging from KMTC.
  •  A higher diploma in sonography is an added advantage
  • Have an experience of not less than two years in a busy centre in ultra sound
  • Be registered by the radiation protection Board
  • Have a current valid private practice license
  • Be able to do and report ultrasounds.
  • Highly experienced in radiographing covering a wide range of clinical examinations and applications.
  • High level of confidentiality, discretion and trustworthiness
  • Excellent listening, communication, interpersonal skills
  • Ability to assess and implement highly specialist imaging procedures, adapting technique and prioritise imaging if / and when required
  • A degree of physical dexterity, co-ordination and sensory skills required for positioning of or handling patients 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to adopt and to modify technique if required in difficult situations.
  • Ability to juggle many priorities at one time, whilst remaining calm
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and detailed CV to recruitment@postureconsulting.com, clearly stating the job you are applying for in the Email subject and current & expected Gross salary.
 
Closing date for application is 25th November 2017
 
You can also visit our website on www.postureconsulting.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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